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Theoretical and Computational Molecular Science, Theoretical Molecular Science Ⅱ


2008 D.Sc. Kyoto University
2006 JSPS Research Fellow, Kyoto University
2008 JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow for Research Abroad, University of California, Berkeley
2010 Postdoctoral Fellow, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
2012 Research Associate Professor, Institute for Molecular Science
2013 Fellow 2012–2013, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin
2016 Professor, Institute for Molecular Science


2015 Young Scientist Award of the Physical Society of Japan
2015 Condensed-Matter Science Prize
2016 Sir Martin Wood Prize
2017 Young Scientists’ Prize for the Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
2017 HFSP Young Investigator Grant (with Prof. G. S. Schlau-Cohen and Dr. M. Jonhson)
2019 JSPS Prize
2020 The 16th Japan Academy Medal
2021 The 2021 Research Promotion Award of the Quantum Life Science Society

Main research themes

Theoretical Studies of Quantum Dynamics in Condensed Phase Molecular Systems
kewords Quantum Dynamics, Energy/Charge Transfer, Photosynthetic Light Harvesting
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Selected Publications

  1. A. Ishizaki & G. R. Fleming, “Unified treatment of quantum coherent and incoherent hopping dynamics in electronic energy transfer,” J. Chem. Phys. 130, 234111 (2009); (10 pages).
  2. A. Ishizaki & G. R. Fleming, “Theoretical examination of quantum coherence in a photosynthetic system at physiological temperature,” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 106, 17255-17260 (2009).
  3. A. Ishizaki & G. R Fleming, “Quantum coherence in photosynthetic light harvesting,” Annu. Rev. Condens. Matter Phys. 3, 333-361 (2012).
  4. G. S. Schlau-Cohen, A. Ishizaki, Tessa R. Calhoun, Naomi S. Ginsberg, Matteo Ballottari, Roberto Bassi & Graham R. Fleming, “Elucidations of timescales and origins of quantum electronic coherence in LHCII,” Nature Chemistry 4, 389-395 (2012)
  5. G. D. Scholes et al. “Using coherence to enhance function in chemical and biophysical systems,” Nature 543, 647-656 (2017).